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2010 Player Rankings: Defensive Linemen
Updated: August 26, 2010   Print this page Print 
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Jared Allen - CHI YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 1
Comments: Mullet or no mullet this guy is a beast and once again tops the DL rankings. Shoo-in for at least 14 sacks and a handful of big plays.
2007 KCC 14 65 56 9 16 3     11  
2008 MIN 16 54 41 13 14 3     3  
2009 MIN 16 51 43 8 14 5 3 1 4 1
Avg   15 57 47 10 15 4 1 0 6 0
Proj CHI   55 45 10 15.0 4 4 1 5  
Cliff Avril - SEA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 32
Comments: Arrival of Vanden Bosch will allow him to build on his decent two seasons where he's accumulated 10.5 sacks.
2007                      
2008 DET 15 22 17 5 5 4 1      
2009 DET 13 40 26 14 5 3     3  
Avg   14 31 22 10 5 4 1 0 2 0
Proj SEA   45 30 15 6.0 3     3  
Jonathan Babineaux - ATL YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 41
Comments: Finished as the #1 fantasy DT in many scoring formats. May slide a bit but is worth the risk especially in DT-start leagues.
2007 ATL 14 45 41 4 3 2 1   3  
2008 ATL 16 39 32 7 4   1   2  
2009 ATL 16 47 37 10 5 2 2   2  
Avg   15 44 37 7 4 1 1 0 2 0
Proj ATL   42 33 9 4.5 1 1   2  
Tyler Brayton - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 40
Comments: Is the default limited ceiling DL for the Panther D minus Julius Peppers.
2007 OAK 16 11 9 2     1   1  
2008 CAR 16 40 35 5 4 1 1   3  
2009 CAR 15 46 37 9 5 2 1   1  
Avg   16 32 27 5 3 1 1 0 2 0
Proj FA   42 35 7 4.0 1 1   2  
Everette Brown - WAS YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 17
Comments: In limited duty last season he showed some good things. With Julius Peppers gone he'll likely be the one to step up.
2007                      
2008                      
2009 CAR 15 22 15 7 2 2     2  
Avg   15 22 15 7 2 2 0 0 2 0
Proj WAS   51 37 14 6.5 1 1 1 3  
Tony Brown - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 33
Comments: Is this the year he replaces Albert Haynesworth's production in the middle for the Titans?
2007 TEN 16 52 32 20 4 1     5  
2008 TEN 15 52 38 14 4   2   4  
2009 TEN 15 38 28 10 5 3 1   1  
Avg   15 47 33 15 4 1 1 0 3 0
Proj FA   44 33 11 5.5 2 1   2  
Alex Brown - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 13
Comments: Always a steady performer for the Bears joining the more aggressive Saint front seven could mean more big plays.
2007 CHI 16 41 31 10 4 2 2 1 5  
2008 CHI 16 44 42 2 6 1 1 1 6  
2009 CHI 16 48 36 12 5   1   1  
Avg   16 44 36 8 5 1 1 1 4 0
Proj FA   51 41 10 6.5 2 2   4  
Calais Campbell - ARI YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 27
Comments: The underrated Campbell is a high-motor sack artist (if 2009 wasn't a mirage) who will have plenty of opportunities in the NFC West.
2007                      
2008 ARI 16 21 17 4   1     1  
2009 ARI 16 46 35 11 6 1     5  
Avg   16 34 26 8 3 1 0 0 3 0
Proj ARI   46 35 11 7.0 1     3  
Darnell Dockett - ARI YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 14
Comments: Could approach double digit sacks and is good for 40+ solos. Will knock on the door to the top-10.
2007 ARI 16 58 43 15 9 2 2   1  
2008 ARI 16 49 37 12 4 1 3   1 1
2009 ARI 16 51 42 9 7   1 1 2  
Avg   16 53 41 12 7 1 2 0 1 0
Proj ARI   52 41 11 8.0 1 1   1  
Glenn Dorsey - SFO YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 30
Comments: For now Dorsey stays at the end and will be playing for a contract with a team that plays the 4-3.
2007                      
2008 KCC 16 46 32 14 1 1     1  
2009 KCC 15 54 41 13 1   3   2  
Avg   16 50 37 14 1 1 2 0 2 0
Proj SFO   50 37 13 3.5   2   2  
Ray Edwards - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 12
Comments: With Allen on the other edge Edwards will fly under the radar and post solid fantasy stats.
2007 MIN 12 30 26 4 5 4 1   2 1
2008 MIN 15 53 34 19 5 1     3  
2009 MIN 16 51 43 8 8 1 1   2  
Avg   14 45 34 10 6 2 1 0 2 0
Proj FA   52 42 10 8.5 1 1   2  
Shaun Ellis - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 23
Comments: A shoo-in for 6 sacks and 35-40 solos. Rex Ryan will get him pumped up to lead the Jet D.
2007 NYJ 16 49 33 16 5 1 1      
2008 NYJ 16 60 41 19 8 2 1     1
2009 NYJ 15 53 35 18 6 1 1      
Avg   16 54 36 18 6 1 1 0 0 0
Proj FA   53 36 17 6.0 1 1   2  
Sedrick Ellis - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 44
Comments: If he can remain healthy Ellis is a top fantasy DT. He'll flourish in the aggressive Saint D if he can stay off the injury report.
2007                      
2008 NOS 13 30 20 10 4       4  
2009 NOS 10 34 26 8 2   1   2  
Avg   12 32 23 9 3 0 1 0 3 0
Proj FA   40 30 10 5.0   1   2  
Robert Geathers - CIN YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 47
Comments: Will he ever duplicate the 2006 stats? Probably not but he's worth a late flyer as a pass-rush specialist.
2007 CIN 16 47 25 22 4 1 1 1 3  
2008 CIN 11 38 22 16 2 1 1   1  
2009 CIN 15 36 21 15 3 1 2   3 1
Avg   14 40 23 18 3 1 1 0 2 0
Proj CIN   41 27 14 5.0 1     3  
Tony Hargrove - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 38
Comments: The sacks jumped up to 5 last season and he has the potential for 4-5 this year along with a good number of solos for a DT.
2007 BUF 12 21 12 9 2          
2008                      
2009 NOS 16 40 30 10 5 1 3   3 1
Avg   14 31 21 10 4 1 2 0 2 1
Proj FA   44 34 10 4.5 1 2   2  
Derrick Harvey - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 19
Comments: With Kampman on the other edge Morgan will have a great chance at building on an improved sophomore campaign.
2007                      
2008 JAC 16 19 15 4 4     1 2  
2009 JAC 16 57 44 13 2   1   2  
Avg   16 38 30 9 3 0 1 1 2 0
Proj FA   55 40 15 5.0 1 1   2  
William Hayes - STL YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 21
Comments: Addition of Derrick Morgan may limit his potential a bit but will still be a viable fantasy DL for the Titans.
2007                      
2008 TEN 8 14 11 3 1 1 1   1  
2009 TEN 16 50 30 20 4 2        
Avg   12 32 21 12 3 2 1 0 1 0
Proj STL   52 35 17 5.5 3 1   2  
Albert Haynesworth - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 46
Comments: His value has taken a big fantasy hit in the nation's capital but can still produce. Just not as a starting DL.
2007 TEN 13 40 32 8 6       5  
2008 TEN 14 51 41 10 8 3 1   2  
2009 WAS 12 37 29 8 4   1   5  
Avg   13 43 34 9 6 1 1 0 4 0
Proj FA   41 30 11 4.5 1     2  
Jason Hunter - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 49
Comments: Busted out a bit in 2009 with 5 sacks. He'll have plenty of opportunities as the Lions yield yardage in chunks.
2007 GBP 16 2 2     1        
2008 GBP 12 6 2 4 2   1     1
2009 DET 14 34 27 7 5   2   3  
Avg   14 14 10 4 2 0 1 0 1 0
Proj FA   37 29 8 5.5   1   1  
Lawrence Jackson - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 35
Comments: Built on a decent rookie season last year and will continue to progress as the best pass rusher the Seahawks have.
2007                      
2008 SEA 16 29 21 8 2          
2009 SEA 16 32 27 5 4 2     2  
Avg   16 31 24 7 3 1 0 0 1 0
Proj FA   45 33 12 5.5 2     3  
Michael Johnson - TBB YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 45
Comments: If Geathers doesn't produce enter Johnson who will try building on a pretty lackluster rookie campaign.
2007                      
2008                      
2009 CIN 16 12 7 5 3       5  
Avg   16 12 7 5 3 0 0 0 5 0
Proj TBB   37 28 9 6.0 2     1  
Aaron Kampman - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 15
Comments: The move to Jacksonville (and back to DE) will mean good things if he can rebound from off-season knee surgery.
2007 GBP 15 64 48 16 12 1 1      
2008 GBP 16 62 47 15 10       1  
2009 GBP 9 42 30 12 3 1        
Avg   13 56 42 14 8 1 0 0 0 0
Proj FA   53 40 13 8.0 1     1  
Mathias Kiwanuka - NYG YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 11  
Comments: Looks like he has a chance to start and relegate Umenyiora to spot duty. Good news but still a risk. May also see snaps at LB.
2007 NYG 10 44 33 11 4       4  
2008 NYG 16 51 35 16 8 2 2   1  
2009 NYG 16 59 44 15 3 2     1  
Avg   14 51 37 14 5 1 1 0 2 0
Proj NYG   57 40 17 7.0 2 1 1 3  
Chris Long - STL YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 25
Comments: His progress has been slower than one would like but has been a top-40 talent and will likely take the leap this year.
2007                      
2008 STL 16 40 32 8 4 1 1      
2009 STL 16 43 33 10 5 1     1  
Avg   16 42 33 9 5 1 1 0 1 0
Proj STL   47 35 12 6.5 2 1   2  
Antwan Odom - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 42
Comments: If he can stay healthy he could get you some sacks. Has some upside but comes with risk.
2007 TEN 16 21 16 5 8 1     7  
2008 CIN 12 26 19 7 3 2     2  
2009 CIN 6 19 18 1 8       2  
Avg   11 22 18 4 6 1 0 0 4 0
Proj FA   38 30 8 7.0 2     1  
Juqua Parker - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 48
Comments: Has always shown potential opposite Trent Cole but now has serious competition and will likely be relegated to spot/situational work.
2007 PHI 16 37 27 10 5 2 2   2  
2008 PHI 16 45 33 12 5 1   1 7 1
2009 PHI 16 34 30 4 8 2     6  
Avg   16 39 30 9 6 2 1 0 5 0
Proj FA   37 29 8 4.5 1 1   3  
Julius Peppers - GBP YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 4
Comments: Peppers is re-energized and ready to stir it up for the Bears. He's lining up on both ends and is working hard in the off-season.
2007 CAR 14 38 30 8 2 3 2 1 4  
2008 CAR 16 51 40 11 14 5     5  
2009 CAR 16 42 36 6 10 5 1 2 5 1
Avg   15 44 35 8 9 4 1 1 5 0
Proj GBP   54 43 11 11.0 4 2 2 6  
Jay Ratliff - CHI YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 26
Comments: Coming into 2010 he's the best DT fantasy producer. Expect a handful of sacks and decent tackle numbers for an insider.
2007 DAL 15 30 21 9 3   1   4  
2008 DAL 16 51 33 18 8   1   5  
2009 DAL 16 40 29 11 6 2 4      
Avg   16 40 28 13 6 1 2 0 3 0
Proj CHI   44 32 12 6.5 2 2   2  
Shaun Rogers - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 39
Comments: Has shown he can dominate a football game and could land in the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy DL in 2010.
2007 DET 16 39 26 13 7   3 1 3 1
2008 CLE 16 75 60 15 4       4  
2009 CLE 11 36 27 9 2       1  
Avg   14 50 38 12 4 0 1 0 3 0
Proj FA   45 35 10 5.0   1   1  
Richard Seymour - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 28
Comments: If he ever gets to camp he'll emerge as the Raiders' best fantasy IDP.
2007 NEP 9 23 15 8 2       1  
2008 NEP 15 51 34 17 8   1   1  
2009 OAK 16 47 31 16 4 1     3  
Avg   13 40 27 14 5 0 0 0 2 0
Proj FA   47 35 12 6.0 1 1   2  
Will Smith - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 7
Comments: Ageless wonder amassed 13.5 sacks in 2009. Don't expect that kind of production in 2010 but he'll be real real good.
2007 NOS 16 66 47 19 7 2 3   3  
2008 NOS 16 62 43 19 3 1     1  
2009 NOS 16 49 36 13 14 3   1 3  
Avg   16 59 42 17 8 2 1 0 2 0
Proj FA   55 42 13 9.5 3 1   3  
Justin Smith - SFO YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 8
Comments: A steady tackler and will get you 6-7 sacks along with a few big plays every season.
2007 CIN 16 78 49 29 2       3  
2008 SFO 16 73 50 23 7 1   1 3  
2009 SFO 16 55 40 15 7 2 2   1  
Avg   16 69 46 22 5 1 1 0 2 0
Proj SFO   62 42 20 7.0 2 2   3  
Anthony Spencer - DAL YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 48
Comments: Came on strong in the last part of 2009 and on the other end from Demarcus Ware could get a bunch of opportunities.
2007 DAL 16 27 20 7 3 2        
2008 DAL 12 28 17 11 2   1      
2009 DAL 16 67 50 17 6 2 2 1 7  
Avg   15 41 29 12 4 1 1 0 2 0
Proj DAL   66 49 17 7.0 2 2   6  
Marcus Stroud - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 34
Comments: Stroud has always been a decent fantasy DT. He will get time on the edge for the Bill D in 2010.
2007 JAC 9 22 19 3 3   1   2  
2008 BUF 16 45 29 16 2 1 2   7  
2009 BUF 15 56 38 18 2   1   8  
Avg   13 41 29 12 2 0 1 0 6 0
Proj FA   48 33 15 4.0 1 1   5  
Ndamukong Suh - DET YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 43
Comments: The rookie is simply too talented to keep off the field. And be on the field a lot Suh will.
2007                      
2008                      
2009                      
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj DET   40 30 10 4.5 1 1   3  
Darryl Tapp - DET YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 20
Comments: The move to Philly could present more opportunities if he can hold off rookie Brandon Graham.
2007 SEA 16 49 41 8 7 3 2 1 8  
2008 SEA 16 54 45 9 6 4 1      
2009 SEA 16 49 40 9 2   1   3  
Avg   16 51 42 9 5 2 1 0 4 0
Proj DET   49 40 9 5.5 2 1   3  
Justin Tuck - OAK YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 2
Comments: The shoulder is vastly improved and he'll once again be a force for the G-men.
2007 NYG 16 63 46 17 10 2     1  
2008 NYG 16 65 51 14 12 3   1 2 1
2009 NYG 16 59 44 15 6 5 1   8  
Avg   16 62 47 15 9 3 0 0 4 0
Proj OAK   61 47 14 12.5 3 2   5  
Osi Umenyiora - ATL YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 18  
Comments: "Kiwanuka could conceivably be the ""starter"" with Umenyiora coming in as a true pass rusher. Risky."
2007 NYG 16 52 40 12 13 5 2     1
2008                      
2009 NYG 16 29 19 10 7 4 4   1 1
Avg   16 41 30 11 10 5 3 0 1 1
Proj ATL   46 36 10 7.5 2 2   2  
Kyle Vanden Bosch - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 10
Comments: The edge will be more penetrable with Suh causing concern in the middle. Resurgent year for the new Lion.
2007 TEN 16 60 48 12 12 4     3  
2008 TEN 10 24 12 12 4 3 2      
2009 TEN 16 45 33 12 3 2     1  
Avg   14 43 31 12 6 3 1 0 1 0
Proj FA   53 40 13 9.0 3 1   2  
Demarcus Ware - DEN YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 33
Comments: The sack potential alone makes Ware an intriguing choice. If he can get into the 60's in terms of solos he pushes into the elite range.
2007 DAL 16 84 60 24 14 4     3  
2008 DAL 16 84 69 15 20 6 1   2  
2009 DAL 16 57 45 12 11 5     6  
Avg   16 75 58 17 15 5 0 0 4 0
Proj DEN   76 61 15 12.5 3 1   5  
Stylez White - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 16  
Comments: Reported to camp in better shape and the presence of Gerald McCoy inside could free things up on the outside.
2007 TBB 16 26 20 6 8 7 2   1  
2008 TBB 16 32 25 7 5 1     1  
2009 TBB 15 43 30 13 6       1  
Avg   16 34 25 9 6 3 1 0 1 0
Proj FA   47 33 14 9.0 3 1   1  
Mario Williams - BUF YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 3
Comments: Super Mario's numbers took a minor dip in 2009 but he'll likely trend upward being a little slimmer and the Texan D improving.
2007 HOU 16 59 43 16 14 2 1   1 1
2008 HOU 16 53 44 9 12 4        
2009 HOU 16 43 38 5 9 2 1   3  
Avg   16 52 42 10 12 3 1 0 1 0
Proj BUF   59 49 10 12.5 3 2   4  
Kevin Williams - SEA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 31
Comments: The potential suspension still looms but as you look for DL talent (or need a DT to start) in your draft Williams is worth a gamble.
2007 MIN 16 38 30 8 3 1 1 2 6 2
2008 MIN 16 61 46 15 8 1     5  
2009 MIN 16 30 22 8 6 1 1   7  
Avg   16 43 33 10 6 1 1 1 6 1
Proj SEA   43 33 10 6.0 1 1   5  
   
 
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